President's Message

Dr. Tammy RobinsonDear Alumni and Friends,

Mesa Community College welcomes students to the spring 2023 semester. The new year brings hope and enthusiasm to all of us. I am pleased to share exciting news regarding historic educational opportunities for our students. Final approvals and procedures are nearly complete for the first bachelor’s degrees that can be earned from MCC. It is our belief that our new Bachelor of Applied Science in Data Analytics and Programming, and Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Dual Language are going to be highly sought after as they are much needed in our region and beyond. MCC has added the world’s first college-accredited program for disc jockeys, a Construction Trades Program, and an Apple IT certification program in response to industry needs and expanding career choices for our students.

MCC is increasing opportunities in our Allied Health Department. We have recently introduced Patient Care Technician and Behavioral Health Technician courses to offer students opportunities to build their health care career foundations. We are anticipating final approval from the Arizona State Board of Nursing to launch a Licensed Practical Nurse program in fall 2023. The LPN program takes less time to complete than the Registered Nursing degree, providing students a faster entry into the workforce with the possibility of working in the field while continuing to pursue their RN education.

The magnitude of Thunderbird philanthropy is enormous. Through this work, more than 1,000 students have received life-changing funds. More than $1 million was contributed to the success of MCC students last year by our generous donors, many of whom are alumni. I invite you to review the MCC 2021-22 Donor Impact Report — Entertaining and informative events are some of the great perks enjoyed by Thunderbird alumni. Please feel free to find upcoming activities and opportunities to engage with the alumni association at

All the best in 2023,

Dr. Tammy Robinson